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This small museum is connected with the famous San Carlos Academy, the art school which Diego Rivera attended.
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Avenida Puente de Alvarado 50, Mexico City 06030, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

You can wander around with plenty of excitment, It is a real museum: samples of some of the not so highlighted epochs of mexican arts.

Thank arobleso
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This small museum is a true jewel. Housed in a historic house built by Manuel Tolsa, it has a beautiful collection of paintings from the gothic to the renaissance periods. Albeit most of the art is religious (it is in Mexico, after all) the quality...More

Thank Angelica R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is pretty nice for it's location, there were not a lot of people and the expo was good.I thought it was just gonna be 15 minutes and ended up staying 40 minutes. The architecture is beautiful and the staff is pretty friendly! If...More

2  Thank Luis M
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful courtyard and interesting exhibits. A little oasis in the middle of a hectic city that deserves a visit off the beaten track.

Thank adleedo
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The permanent collection of the museum is very good, with some major names such as Ingres, Rubens, Fragonard, Zurbaran, Van Dyck, Rodin, etc. There are very few visitors here, the atmosphere is very peaceful, although somewhat sad and severe. The temporary exhibits are very nice...More

1  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is a relatively small museum housedin agrandold mansion, featuring the largest collection of European art in Latin America. It is especially strong in Flemish art, incuding works by Rubens, Frans Hals, among others. Ther is a small,comfortable coffee shop with anadequate selection and very...More

2  Thank sarandi2
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

This beautiful little museum, located a short stroll from the Alameda, is the equivalent of an art history lesson. It lays out how art changed over time, all in a small space. It also has a very nice little gift shop. I am not usually...More

1  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The Museo National de San Carlos houses European art but that is much less interesting than its beautiful architecture. The building is an oval neo-classic gem and sitting on benches on the interior is an opportunity to sit and catch your breath. I can't recall...More

Thank JaybirdHyderabad
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The building is almost worth going to see this museum. Ellipitical shape, columns to the sky surround an open courtyard. It lends a peaceful and beatific eye to the sky. The art is European religious art, and I can only take a half hour of...More

1  Thank kikibri
Reviewed 27 January 2013

What did I like about this? Everything! It costs next to nothing to get in and there is a good amount of work from the 'greats' and a huge amount of quality Mexican art. Recommended!

Thank Jimmy M
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